Rotaract Blue welcomes officers

Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands is under the leadership of a new board of directors and officers. Marzeta Bodden was recently installed as the new president of Rotaract Blue.  

Rotaractors, Rotarians, family and friends attended the ceremony at the club’s regular meeting venue, Full of Beans, and witnessed President Fiona Moseley of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central, sponsor club of Rotaract Blue, install the 2011-2012 directors and officers.  

Immediate Past President Sheraim Mascal highlighted Rotaract Blue’s achievements during the past year, including 51 service projects, the induction of 10 new Rotaractors, more than $7,000 in donations to various community organisations, and international award recognitions from Rotary International and Rotaract District 7020. 

Mr. Mascal, Past President Tricia Cacho and Treasurer, past Club Service Director and Rotaractor of the Year for District 7020, Heather Roffey were recognised for outstanding efforts and dedication to the club by each being presented with a Paul Harris Fellow from Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central and the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman. 

New President Marzeta Bodden outlined her goals for the year including member development and membership growth as well as the board’s plans for the year. The projects will focus on Rotaract Blue’s main platforms, specifically, HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness, the Open Arms programme, professional and vocational development, and international service in addition to environmental and general community service efforts.  

This year, Rotaract Blue’s International Service will primarily contribute to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, a public-private partnership led by governments and spearheaded by Rotary International, the World Health Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the United Nations Children’s Fund. 

The 2011 – 2012 Rotaract Blue Board of Directors and Officers are: President Marzeta Bodden, Vice President Jacqueline Golding-McDonald, Immediate Past President Sheraim Mascal, Professional Development Director Dannel Rahamut, Community Service Director Tundé McDonald, International Service Director Trudy-Ann Baines, Club Service Director Alison Maxwell, Open Arms Program Chair Yvette Cacho, Secretary Vanessa Williams, Treasurer Heather Roffey, Sergeant at Arms Thomas Dillon and Webmaster Wade Chase. 

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From left, Vice President Jacqueline Golding-McDonald; International Service Director Trudy-Ann Baines; Secretary Vanessa Williams; Professional Development Director Dannel Rahamut; President Marzeta Bodden; Community Service Director Tundé McDonald; Immediate Past President Sheraim Mascal; Sergeant at Arms Thomas Dillon; Club Service Director Alison Maxwell; and Treasurer Heather Roffey. Missing from photo: Open Arms Program Chair Yvette Cacho and Webmaster Wade Chase. – Photo: Submitted